New health protocols for city's marriage centers

Hu Min
Lovebirds looking to tie the knot in Shanghai must make a reservation with administrators, according to latest regulations. Online document review is also available.
Hu Min

The Shanghai Civil Affairs Bureau on Wednesday released an amended version on its coronavirus prevention protocols for administrative areas such as marriage registration, senior services and children welfare based on developments in local public health conditions.

A reservation mechanism for marriage registrations remains in effect, and lovebirds should arrive at registration centers according to their reserved time and avoid peak hours, the bureau said.

Marriage registration centers across the city have been ordered to review application materials in advance to shorten on-scene processing time, the bureau said.

Reservations are also required for marriage certificate issuing ceremonies.

Marriage and family consulting services at registration centers will be resumed as well, the bureau said. 

Lovebirds are required to have body temperatures checked and present their QR codes for entry at registration centers. 

People arriving in Shanghai from key coronavirus-affected countries who are under quarantine should draw their marriage certificates only after their quarantine and medical observation status is lifted, the bureau added.

Shanghai has listed 24 countries as seriously affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

On the list are Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iran, Italy, the Philippines, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Norway, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

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